clip-on microphones and cheap audio recorders

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Wed Apr 7 12:52:20 UTC 2010


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On 6 April 2010 11:06, Laura Robinson <lcrobinson1 at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I want to thank everyone for their answers to my question about video
> cameras.  I am now looking into a Canon Vixia HF S20 and a couple of Zoom
> Q3s.   I am still on the hunt for more equipment recommendations for my
> summer fieldtrip to Indonesia, so I wanted to ask for recommendations on two
> things: (1) a good clip-on microphone, and (2) simple, relatively
> inexpensive audio recorders.  I know this list is down on inexpensive audio
> recorders, so let me explain what I am looking for.  I want something that I
> can afford to buy 5 or 6 of that I can then lend or give away in the field
> without having to worry about getting them back.  To this end, I am also
> looking for something that is VERY simple to use, preferably with a big red
> record button and a simple stop and play buttons, so that I can teach
> someone to use it in less than one minute.   Let me assure you that I will
> also have a couple of high-end audio recorders for my own use.
> Thanks again,
> Laura
> --
> Laura C. Robinson
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Department of Linguistics
> University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

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